The Craig Sea Sharks youth swim team hosted its home meet of the summer Friday through Sunday, and swimmers from the Craig team didn’t disappoint in their home pool.
With 164 swimmers from seven teams in Colorado in attendance, Sea Sharks swimmers had plenty of competition, but across all age groups, they showed they can hang with the best of the Western Slope. After dividing swimmers based on age and qualifying times, the Sea Sharks tallied 44 first-place finishes from top to bottom.
Hudson Jones won for Craig in the youngest age group, the 8-and-under boys, in the 50-meter freestyle. Matthew Cooper improved on his 25-meter freestyle by nearly 12 seconds to take second in the A division of the event.
In the older divisions, the Sea Sharks had several stars. Eryn Leonard won five events in the 15-and-over girls, including the 1,500-meter freestyle with a more than two-minute cushion.
Nathan Cooper (11-12 boys) and Amy Olson (13-14 girls) also won five events while Alexa and Molly Neton tacked on three firsts apiece in 9-10 girls and 11-12 girls, respectively.
The meet survived despite Saturday’s heavy winds blowing over some of the shelter in place at the pool, and the Sea Sharks had a host of other swimmers touch the wall first or drop huge times from their previous bests this season.
Kelsey and Jaci McDiffett, Chris Kling, Anna Cooper, Marisa Hulstine and Micajah Prescott were among the other Sea Sharks winners.
The team’s next competes Friday and Saturday at the Delta County Barracuda Swim Meet.
Next archery leagues beginning at InsideOut Sports
The spring archery league at InsideOut Sports, 561 Russell St., finished up recently and another is beginning soon.
Jason Wheeler and Shawn Polly came out on top in the most recent eight-week archery competition on the indoor lanes at InsideOut Sports. The summer league will begin at 7 p.m. July 18.
InsideOut owner Brad King said the archery leagues are for anyone interested, not just experts. The scores from each week are handicapped, so archers never are far behind one another.
There will also be fun shoots at InsideOut on Saturdays. For more information, call King at 970-629-9992.
Moffat County boys golf to hold preseason meeting
With high school boys golf starting practice a week before all other fall sports because of weather concerns in the later part of the fall, MCHS is hoping to get a jumpstart on the season.
The team will hold a preseason meeting — for anyone interested in playing golf — at 7 p.m. July 29 at the high school to go over important information and hand out forms.
Practice begins Aug. 5, and in order to participate, all athletes must have completed their physicals and have all parental consent forms signed and turned in.
As a result of the early start to the season, it is common for golfers to miss the first couple of days of practice because they do not have the proper paperwork, co-curricular athletic director Rick Schmitz said.
Those forms and other information will be distributed at the preseason meeting.
Water aerobics classes at city pool for the summer
Residents looking to get a unique kind of exercise can attend water aerobics in either shallow or deep water this summer.
Water aerobics offers a low-impact form of exercise, making it easier on bones and joints while still offering resistance to improve fitness and flexibility.
The classes run through Aug. 15. They are at the Craig City Pool, 605 Washington St. Shallow water classes are from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer. Deep water classes are at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Those interested still can choose to attend individual classes, which will cost $4 each. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2029.